Steven Feuerstein is an expert on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written 10 books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices (all published by O'Reilly Media). Steven is an Architect for Oracle Corporation, leading a team of evangelists (aka advocates) with a mission of helping users leverage Oracle Database as a powerful application development platform. Steven has been developing software since 1980, originally spent five years with Oracle (1987-1992), and was PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (and then Dell) from January 2001 to February 2014, at which point he returned joyfully to Oracle Corporation. He was one of the original Oracle ACE Directors and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009). Read Steven's commentary on PL/SQL and other Oracle technologies at stevenfeuersteinonplsql.blogspot.com.